AUTHENTIC 1895 J & E STEVENS CLOWN ON GLOBE CAST IRON BANK, GREAT CONDITION. THE BANK IS IN WORKING CONDITION.. PLEASE LOOK AT PHOTOS! TURN THE BANK CLOCKWISE, IT CLICKED AND LOCKED, PUT A COIN IN AND RELEASED THE LEVER. THE CLOWN SPUN AROUND OVER 3 TIMES. PUSH THE LEAVER ON THE BACK AND HE DOES A HEAD STAND POSITION. THE BANK IS 9″ TALL AND 6.75″ WIDE AT BASE. THE BASE IS DARK ROSE, THE COLORS ARE BRIGHT, BEST COLORS I’VE SEEN ON AN ORIGINAL ONE, PLEASE LOOK AT ALL PHOTOS AND ASK QUESTIONS. Please look at all photos, look at the good condition. The clown on globe, The bank was based on patent No. 428,450 issued to James H. Bowen on May 20, 1890. This hard to find bank has fantastic action! To operate, lock the clown into the sitting position and push up the lever that is on the base. The lever will snap into place and release a plate to partially cover the coin slot from below so that the coin will not drop into the bank. Turn the clown and globe clockwise one revolution (or one and a half revolutions for more speed) and then place a coin in the slot in the base. Push the lever down and the clown on the globe will spin counter-clockwise and the plate covering the coin slot will release and the coin will drop into the bank. Reset the bank by pushing the lever on the base back up and turning the globe clockwise again. Once you have done that, push the lever in the back of the globe and the clown will stand on his head and spin around with the globe when the lever on the base is depressed. The Clown on Globe Bank was offered with either a tan or yellow base.. The clown has a light blue collar, bronzed colored hat, red shirt, mustard colored pants, white stockings and black shoes. The globe is deep blue with gold trim. Stamped into the base of the bank is “PATD 428450 & PENG” and stamped into the round trap is “PAT FEB 2 1875″. The item “Original J & E Stevens Clown on Globe Cast Iron Mechanical bank 1885″ is in sale since Sunday, March 06, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “hyundai11″ and is located in Fallston, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, to China, to Mexico, to Germany, to Japan, BR, to France, to Australia, RU.
- Brand: J & E Stevens
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original